Check your email if you’ve participated in a runDisney event in the past couple of months.
You might find a survey sent out asking some interesting questions.
I can boil it down for you: would you pay more for unique characters, expo experiences and corral placement.
Oh yeah- they went there.
They also asked about specific race themes and characters you’d like to see.
I’d love to see more Disney characters in Avengers and Star Wars costumes: YES!
But a Pixar race? Meh. Not for me.
I’d be all over a villains themed race, however.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of these questions.
What add-ons are you willing to pay a premium for? And what do you wish they would add as far as a new theme for a race.
My first thought is that races like Avengers and Tinker Bell might be looking for new themes. Since I happen to love BOTH these races and their themes, I’d be giving that a big ol’ stink eye.
Don’t do it, runDisney.
Tink doesn’t seem to be bouncing back from the move to May. So find a new date. One that is appealing to mothers (hint- May is TOUGH for moms!). Avengers simply needs more park time and more characters: the things you run Disney for, right?
This one is interesting.
Two Princess Half Marathons? One on Saturday and one on Sunday?
Or maybe two Wine & Dine events?
Or the easiest might be two Walt Disney World Half Marathons? Run one on Saturday and run it again on Sunday during the marathon since they share a course?
I don’t know what direction things may be going, but some of these ideas are fascinating. And are sure to cause some drama (hello, Corral A for an extra $50, right?).
I’ve always believed runDisney was more about the experience you could (pay to) have that set is apart from a typical road race. These questions and possible direction certainly support that claim.
It’s not about the running; it’s about the Disney experience.
Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguiltlife.com and noguiltfangirl.com